Ke Cheng
North Carolina State University, USA

Ke Cheng is the Randall B. Terry, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Regenerative Medicine in the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences at NC State University and in the UNC/NCSU joint Department of Biomedical Engineering. He is an adjunct professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He also serves as the co-director of the functional tissue engineering program at the Comparative Medicine Institute and co-director of NIH T32 training grant on comparative molecular medicine at NC State University.

Cheng’s research focuses on multiple disciplines including stem cell biology and translation, tissue engineering, and nanomedicine. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles. His work has been directly translated into two successful investigational new drug (IND) applications and licensed to several biotech companies. Cheng is a Fellow of AIBME and AHA and he is a member of the NIH BMBI study section.

Cheng is a strong advocate for STEM education and outreach to underrepresented minority students and trainees. He has been serving as a judge for both national and international STEM events for high school students, including the ISEF and STS Regeneron Science Talent Search. Cheng received his B.S. from Zhejiang University in chemical engineering (with a pharmaceutical engineering focus) and was awarded a Ph.D. in bioengineering from University of Georgia.